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Unread 09-06-2011, 04:19 PM   #76
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Sweet. I love XJ prerunners. Any new updates?

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Unread 09-13-2011, 11:30 PM   #77
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to get you back on the horse with updates...
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Unread 12-19-2011, 05:19 PM   #78
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BACK FROM THE MOTHA ****IN DEAD!!! (as requested by brookhart63 haha)

alright so i havent given up on this project, school and bills have been kicking my wallets *** though. im still slowly collecting parts and am hoping to have the front end done by the end of next month.

got some parts today, some autometer procomp guages (tach, speedo, volts, water, fuel, oil, and trans temp) and a lowrance 3500c GPS with external antenna and some race maps loaded onto it


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Unread 12-19-2011, 06:06 PM   #79
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niiiiiice!!!!!
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Unread 12-19-2011, 09:56 PM   #80
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Yes!
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[QUOTE=Driver831;13076990]Say what you want, a Dana 30 held up 53"s for a good while[/QUOTE]

My 3" to 4.5" to full width build-> [url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/brookhart63-build-thread-1224726/[/url]
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Unread 01-24-2012, 02:03 PM   #81
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i got most the parts needed to start my 3 link. hopefully i can start tearing the front end apart this weekend and get started on it



i also got some 6" progressive rate polyperformance coils

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Unread 01-24-2012, 08:14 PM   #82
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This is just plain awesome!
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Unread 01-26-2012, 07:18 PM   #83
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This is just plain awesome!
Thanks dude.

Today I started cutting the radius arm mounts off the dana 44. I got tired of using the grinder with a cut off wheel so me and my brother went half on a plasma cutter.



Radius ar mounts



Radius arm mounts cut off

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Unread 01-26-2012, 09:06 PM   #84
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Looks great. What upgrades did you do to the 9"? How hard has it been fabbing the 44? Would you say its comparable to going cv shafts, money wise?
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[QUOTE=Driver831;13076990]Say what you want, a Dana 30 held up 53"s for a good while[/QUOTE]

My 3" to 4.5" to full width build-> [url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/brookhart63-build-thread-1224726/[/url]
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Unread 01-28-2012, 03:56 PM   #85
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Looks great. What upgrades did you do to the 9"? How hard has it been fabbing the 44? Would you say its comparable to going cv shafts, money wise?
I haven't done anything to the 9"in yet but I have a spool waiting to go in when I re-gear it and im going to eventually get cromolly axle shafts but im more worried about getting this thing running than getting axle shafts. The 44 is just like any other axle once you cut the radius arm mounts off, which can easily be done with a grinder and cut off wheel. as long as you don't get the dana 44 with the radius arm mounts cast into the the axle tube its easy.

Cromolly axle shafts are around $600 and ill probably end up with spicer u-joints which are about $20 a piece. So I'll have about $640 into the front axle plus gears. I've never priced CV axles before so im not sure how the compare in price.
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Unread 01-28-2012, 08:52 PM   #86
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pulled the dana 30 today

stopped and picked up a tie rod separator and some 12 ton jackstands.




ride height


dana 30 removed


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Unread 01-29-2012, 08:08 AM   #87
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I'm not a big fan of the prerunner stuff but this looks sweet!
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Unread 01-29-2012, 10:20 AM   #88
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Is that a harbor freight plasma cutter? Care to give a review?
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Unread 01-30-2012, 09:51 AM   #89
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I'm not a big fan of the prerunner stuff but this looks sweet!
What's wrong with prerunners? Haha

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Is that a harbor freight plasma cutter? Care to give a review?
It is, so far im very happy with it and its worked great. It uses 220v which is nice. I bought it brand new for around 650 out the door with a 2 year warranty.

Box of brackets that needed to be drilled out



Finally get to use my new floor mounted drill press



Lower link bracket drilled out fir a 3/4" bolt

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Unread 02-16-2012, 09:41 PM   #90
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Any updates mayne?
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My 3" to 4.5" to full width build-> [url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/brookhart63-build-thread-1224726/[/url]
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